Precious Hut Curry Bread 源寶屋咖哩麵包 (hln)

True to the saying, the water in Hualien clean, so clean that fishes dare swimming in it.
True to the saying, the water in Hualien is clean, so clean that fishes dare swim in it, on the top left, you can even spot two cute oranges ones.
According to a 長輩, water sewers in Taiwan also used to be clean enough that it was not an uncommon sight to see fishes frolicking in it.

Gotta love how Taiwan knows how to repurpose some of its older factories into modern and pleasant  venues dedicated to art and culture. In Hualien , the wine factory has given way to the Hualien Cultural Creative Industries Park 花蓮縣文化創意產園區, or more shortly known as a-zone. Just think of the Huashan 1914 Creative Park 華山1914文化創意產業園區 in Taipei, or the Pier-2 Art Center 駁二藝術特區 in Kaohsiung, and you’ll get an idea of what to expect.

Visiting on a week day, the space was deserted, with only a few other tourists wandering through the artsy boutiques, peeking at some of the modern coffee shops, lunching at the trendy bistro, or shopping for some marked down clothing from another time.

As much as it was an interesting place, the overcast weather induced me in a state of lazy boredom, so I just had a quick stroll, and hopped back on the scooter to get on with the next order of the day.

A sign 「90 復古俗時尚」(90s retro style) at the entrance of the warehouse fools passerbys into thinking that some cool exhibit is going on, but really this is just a sort of outlet. A little strange and out of place.

I had only been in Hualien for a day but kept passing by this quaint little hut selling only curry (fried) bread. Guilty thoughts of unhealthy eating aside, I stopped, bought one and retreated at a small park down the street, in company of a sheep and fishes.

I haven’t had a nutritious sandwich 營養三明治 in a long long while, but the dough of the bread looked and had a texture (from what I remember) similar to it. This one was fluffy and chewy on the inside, with a crispy outer layer, and still warm, it was love at first bite. The curry stuffing may not look the most appetizing on picture, but did the job just fine.

As I finished munching, I fantasized about all the other delicious variations this fried bread could have, like some custard, some oozing chocolate cream, simply flavored with orange flower water, etc… and thought of how a tasty crowd pleaser this could be at a night market, even if, yikes, it’d be yet another fried item.

(Once again, I took the liberty of giving this shop an English name of my own translation since they didn’t have any. 😛)

This curry bread is good, and this sheep agrees.
This curry bread is good, and this sheep agrees.

Additional Reviews+Photos: fb and here.
Business hours: everyday, 11H30 until they sell out.
Price: 35 NT


4 thoughts on “Precious Hut Curry Bread 源寶屋咖哩麵包 (hln)

    1. Haha, yeah, I had coffin bread, but this is definitely not the same texture-wise since the dough (raw) here is fried while in the coffin bread, it’s a big toast which tends to absorb more oil that I like. Ok I’m getting too technical with this. 😉


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